For the Birds: The life of Roger Tory Peterson / Peggy Thomas.

For the Birds: The life of Roger Tory Peterson / Peggy Thomas.

INT     Grades3-6     Rating 4

As a biography, For the Birds: The Life of Roger Tory Peterson by Peggy Thomas connects easily with young readers, describing Peterson’s early fascination with nature and birds the way kids would experience them. Readers will be caught up in Peterson’s hikes in the woods and his passion for capturing them in authentic illustrations. They’ll be inspired by the ornithologist’s perseverance to save to buy his first camera at age 14, and to work at a monotonous job while perfecting his art that eventually received national recognition.

Peterson, once a teacher and camp counselor, eventually became known as the naturalist whose art and research came together in A Field Guide to the Birds during the Depression. Carefully detailed illustrations by Laura Jaques add visual value to the text. Children will see how a scientist grows his skill while absorbing plenty of avian facts. Thomas’ subtle humor and upbeat tone are lovely; her use of ornithological terms may intrigue readers, though it seems a bit overdone by book’s end. Peterson’s own sketches adorn the inside front and back covers along with a quaint “Topography of a Birder” diagram. Overall, this well-written biography accents science and art studies and can prompt children to pursue their passions.

Karen Schmidt, CLJ

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A Cast of Stones / by Patrick W. Carr. May 7, 2013

A Cast of Stones / by Patrick W. Carr. (The Staff and the Sword, 1)

Bethany House Publishers  ISBN 978-0764210433

HS, grades 7-12, rating: 5. Paperback.

Pre-Publication Review (February 1, 2013)

Patrick Carr makes his debut with an epic fantasy that will engage readers as they venture into the world Carr creates, one on the brink of destruction where adventure awaits a reluctant hero.

In A Cast of Stones, Errol is the village drunk, not the sort of person expected to do heroic deeds. Errol drowns his sorrows in ale, doing occasional errands to earn enough coin to buy more ale. He is hired by a church messenger to take an official communication to Pater Martin, a recluse priest living in a rustic area. A simple delivery becomes deadly as an assassin hunts him down. He scarcely makes it alive to Pater’s home, but the letters are too damaged to read. Errol and Pater Martin soon find themselves hunted by deadly assasins..

Pater learns that he has been summoned to meet with the others to cast the stones for the king’s successor. But they face danger along the way. Errol discovers he has a new talent that requires him to serve the church. Errol gives up his taste for ale and learns to read and fight, as he journeys to his new life. But his new calling makes him a target for the church’s enemies.

Carr’s debut novel is filled with strong characters and a tightly-woven plot. Errol’s story continues in The Hero’s Lot (summer 2013).

Highly recommended for teen collections in public libraries and school libraries.

Carol R. Gehringer
Worthy2Read.wordpress.com

 

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CC Entries 4.12.2013

Voigt, Cynthia

Homecoming / Cynthia Voigt. (Tillerman cycle ; 1)

New York : Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 2012.

LCCN  2011287810.          ISBN 9781442450615, hardcover, $18.99.

388 p. ; 22 cm..          Grades 7-10.

Fic          Rating: *5

Survival–Fiction.

Family life–Fiction.

Dicey’s song / Cynthia Voigt. (Tillerman cycle ; 2)

New York : Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 2012.

ISBN 9781442450608, hardcover, $18.99.

247 p. ; 22 cm..          Grades 7-10.

Fic          Rating: *5

Brothers and sisters–Fiction.

Family life–Fiction.

A solitary blue / Cynthia Voigt. (Tillerman cycle ; 3)

New York : Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 2012.

ISBN 9781442428805, hardcover, $18.99..

249 p. ; 22 cm..          Grades 7-10.

Fic          Rating: *5

Divorce–Fiction.

Fathers and sons–Fiction.

The runner / Cynthia Voigt. (Tillerman cycle ; 4)

New York : Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 2012.

ISBN 9781442450660, hardcover, $18.99..

225 p. ; 22 cm..          Grades 7-10.

Fic          Rating: *5

Runners Sports)–Juvenile fiction.

Come a stranger / Cynthia Voigt. (Tillerman cycle ; 5)

New York : Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 2012.

ISBN 9781442450639, hardcover, $18.99..

248 p. ; 22 cm..          Grades 7-10.

Fic          Rating: *5

Clergy–Juvenile fiction.

African Americans–Juvenile fiction.

Sons from afar / Cynthia Voigt. (Tillerman cycle ; 6)

New York : Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 2012.

ISBN 9781442450653, hardcover, $18.99.

280 p. ; 22 cm..          Grades 7-10.

Fic          Rating: *5

Fathers–Fiction.

Brothers–Fiction.

Seventeen against the dealer / Cynthia Voigt. (Tillerman cycle ; 7)

New York : Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 2012.

ISBN 9781442450646, hardcover, $18.99.

233 p. ; 22 cm..          Grades 7-10.

Fic          Rating: *5

Boats and boating–Fiction.

Family problems–Fiction.

 

Field, Rachel

Calico bush / by Rachel Field ; with the original wood engravings by Allen Lewis.

New York : Simon & Schuster, 1987, 1931.

ISBN 9780027346107, hardcover, $19.99

xi, 201 p. : ill. ; 24 cm..          Grades 5-8.

Fic          Rating: *5

Indentured servants–Juvenile fiction.

Maine–History–Colonial period, ca. 1600-1776–Juvenile fiction.

 

Henry, Marguerite

Misty of Chincoteague / by Marguerite Henry ; illustrated by Wesley Dennis.

New York : Simon & Schuster, 1975, 1947.

ISBN 9780027436228, hardcover, $19.99

173 p. : ill. (some col.), map ; 25 cm..          Grades 3-7.

Fic          Rating: *5

Horses–Fiction.

 

Brown, Marcia

Stone soup / told and pictured by Marcia Brown.

New York : Atheneum, 1975, 1947.

ISBN 9780684922966, hardcover, $17.99

1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 27 cm..          Grades K-3.

E          Rating: *5

Folklore–France.

 

Dalgleish, Alice

The bears on Hemlock Mountain / by Alice Dalgliesh ; illustrated by Helen Sewell.

New York : Aladdin, 2000, 1952.

LCCN  91040166.          ISBN 9780689716041, paperback, $4.99.

1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 19 cm..          Grades 1-4.

E          Rating: *5

Bears–Fiction.

 

Anderson, C. W.

Billy and Blaze / by C.W. Anderson. ()

New York : Aladdin Paperbacks, 2000, 1936.

LCCN  91029882.          ISBN 0, paperback, $5.99

48 p. : ill. ; 25 cm..          Grades K-3.

E          Rating: *5

Horses–Fiction.

Additional titles: Blaze and the forest fire, Blaze finds the trail, Blaze and Thunderbolt, Blaze and the mountain lion, Blaze and the mountain lion, Blaze and the lost quarry, Blaze shows the way

 

 

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CLJ Core Collection

 

For the past year we have worked on building a core collection for the Christian reader. We continue to add new titles regularly.

For the first time we have pulled the collection together in one place, where it will be updated as new titles are added.

If you go to our home page, click on Core Collection, you’ll find a link leading you to the whole collection to date.

We appreciate your comments.

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New Core Collection Titles 3.14.2013

Blueberries for Sal / by Robert McCloskey.

New York : Viking, 1976, 1948.

LCCN  48004955.          ISBN 9780670175918, hardcover, $17.99.

54 p. : ill. ; 23 x 29 cm..          Grades PS-2.

E          Rating: *5

Bears–Fiction.          Maine–Fiction.

 

One morning in Maine / by Robert McCloskey.

New York : Viking, 1980, 1952.

LCCN  52006983.          ISBN 9780670526277, hardcover, $17.99.

64 p. : ill. ; 31 cm..          Grades PS-3.

E          Rating: *5

Family life–Fiction.          Maine–Fiction.

 

Time of wonder / by Robert McCloskey.

New York : Viking, 1985, 1957.

LCCN  57014197.          ISBN 9780670715121, hardcover, $19.99.

63 p. : ill. ; 31 cm..          Grades K-3.

E          Rating: *5

Islands–Fiction.          Maine–Fiction.

 

 

A rush of wings / Kristen Heitzmann. (Morgan Spencer series ; 1)

Minneapolis : Bethany House, 2003.

LCCN  2002152592.          ISBN 9780764226069, paperback, $14.99.

380 p. ; 22 cm..          Adult.

Fic          Rating: 5

Women artists–Fiction.          Ranch life–Fiction.

 

The still of night / Kristen Heitzmann. (Morgan Spencer series ; 2)

Minneapolis : Bethany House, 2003.

LCCN  2003014245.          ISBN 9780764226076, paperback, $14.99.

427 p. ; 22 cm..          Adult.

Fic          Rating: 5

Illegitimate children–Fiction.          Adopted children–Fiction.

 

The breath of dawn / Kristen Heitzmann. (Morgan Spencer series ; 3)

Minneapolis : Bethany House, 2012.

LCCN  2012028884.          ISBN 9780764210426, paperback, $14.99.

437 p. ; 22 cm..          Adult.

Fic          Rating: 5

Widowers–Fiction.          Single women–Fiction.

 

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More Adult Fiction Series 2.28.2013

Angels watching over me / by Michael Phillips. (Shenandoah sisters; 1) Minneapolis : Bethany House, 2003.

LCCN  2002015797.          ISBN 9780764227059, paperback, $12.99.

316 p. ; 22 cm..          Adult.

Fic          Rating: 5

Reconstruction (U.S. history, 1865-1877)–Fiction.          Plantation life–Fiction.

 

A day to pick your own cotton / Michael Phillips. (Shenandoah sisters; 2) Minneapolis : Bethany House, 2003.

LCCN  2003001434.          ISBN 9780764227066, paperback, $12.99.

318 p. ; 22 cm..          Adult (HS).

Fic          Rating: 5

Reconstruction (U.S. history, 1865-1877)–Fiction.          Plantation life–Fiction.

 

The color of your skin ain’t the color of your heart / Michael Phillips. (Shenandoah sisters; 3) Minneapolis : Bethany House, 2004.

LCCN  2003021803.          ISBN 9780764227073, paperback, $12.99.

314 p. ; 22 cm..          Adult (HS).

Fic          Rating: 5

Reconstruction (U.S. history, 1865-1877)–Fiction.          Plantation life–Fiction.

 

Together is all we need / Michael Phillips. (Shenandoah sisters; 4) Minneapolis : Bethany House, 2004.

LCCN  2004001023.          ISBN 9780764227035, paperback, $12.99.

317 p. ; 22 cm..          Adult (HS).

Fic          Rating: 5

Reconstruction (U.S. history, 1865-1877)–Fiction.          Plantation life–Fiction.

 

Healing stones / Nancy Rue and Stephen Arterburn. (A Sullivan Crisp novel) Nashville : Thomas Nelson, 2007.

LCCN  2007033922.          ISBN 9780849918902, paperback, $14.99.

391 p. ; 22 cm..          Adult.

Fic          Rating: 5

Counselors–Fiction.          Adultery–Fiction.

 

Healing waters / Nancy Rue and Stephen Arterburn. (A Sullivan Crisp novel) Nashville : Thomas Nelson, 2008.

LCCN  2008042008.          ISBN 9781595544315, paperback, $14.99.

422 p. ; 22 cm..          Adult.

Fic          Rating: 5

Counselors–Fiction.          Eating disorders–Fiction.

 

Healing sands / Nancy Rue and Stephen Arterburn. (A Sullivan Crisp novel) Nashville : Thomas Nelson, 2009.

LCCN  2009036772.          ISBN 9781595544285, paperback, $14.99.

424 p. ; 22 cm..          Adult.

Fic          Rating: 5

Counselors–Fiction.          Christian life–Fiction.

 

The valley of betrayal / Tricia Goyer. (Chronicles of the Spanish Civil War ; 1) Chicago : Moody Press, 2007.

LCCN  2006034523.          ISBN 9780802467676, paperback, $12.99.

319 p. ; 21 cm..          Adult (HS).

Fic          Rating: 5

Women journalists–Fiction.          Spain–History–Civil War, 1936-1939–Fiction.

 

A shadow of treason / Tricia Goyer. (Chronicles of the Spanish Civil War ; 2) Chicago : Moody Press, 2007.

LCCN  2007020266.          ISBN 9780802467683, paperback, $12.99.

288 p. ; 21 cm..          Adult (HS).

Fic          Rating: 5

Women journalists–Fiction.          Spain–History–Civil War, 1936-1939–Fiction.

 

A whisper of freedom / Tricia Goyer. (Chronicles of the Spanish Civil War ; 3) Chicago : Moody Press, 0.

LCCN  2007041725.          ISBN 9780802467690, paperback, $12.99.

314 p. ; 21 cm..          Adult (HS).

Fic          Rating: 5

Women journalists–Fiction.          Spain–History–Civil War, 1936-1939–Fiction.

 

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Nonfiction for Children’s Interest 2.27.2013

Colorado / Linda Jacobs Altman, Stephanie Fitzgerald. (It’s my state!) New York : Marshall Cavendish Benchmark, 2011.

LCCN 2010003903           ISBN 9781608700462,  library binding, 31.35.

80 p. : ill. (chiefly col.), col. maps ; 26 cm.                 Grades 4-7

978.8     Rating: 5

Colorado.

 

Vivaldi’s Four seasons / Anna Harwell Celenza ; illustrated by JoAnn E. Kitchel. (Anna Celenza’a Music appreciation series with CDs) Watertown, MA: Charlesbridge, 2012.

LCCN 2011025896           ISBN 9781570916373,  hardcover + CDR, 19.95.

32 p. : col. ill. ; 26 cm. + 1 sound disc (digital ; 4 3/4 in.)                      Grades 2-5

780.92                  Rating: 5

Composers–Italy–Biography.                       Vivaldi, Antonio, 1678-1741.

 

The life of Jesus / Dowley, Tim (Look inside the Bible) Grand Rapids, Mich.: Candle Books, 2011.

LCCN      ISBN 9781859858233,  hardcover, 11.99.

1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 30 cm.                    Grades 3-7.

232                        Rating: 5

Jesus Christ—Biography. Christianity.

 

The Kingfisher atlas of world history / Simon Adams ; cartography by Colin and Ian McCarthy. New York: Kingfisher, 2010.

LCCN 2010015723           ISBN 9780753463888,  hardcover, 24.99.

1 atlas (190 p.) : ill. (some col.), col. maps ; 32 cm.     Grades 5-9.

911                        Rating: 5

Historical geography–Maps.                         World history.

 

Alexander Hamilton : the outsider / Jean Fritz ; illustrations by Ian Schoenherr. New York: G.P. Putnam’s Sons, 2011.

LCCN 2010006008           ISBN 9780399255465,  hardcover, 16.99.

144 p. : ill., map ; 24 cm.                 Grades 6-9

B             Rating: 5

Statesmen–United States–Biography                        United States–History–Reolution, 1775-1783

 

Invincible microbe : tuberculosis and the never-ending search for a cure / Jim Murphy and Alison Blank. Boston: Clarion Books, 2012.

LCCN 2011025951           ISBN 9780618535743,  hardcover, 18.99.

330 p. ; 23 cm.                   Grades 6-10

619.9     Rating: 5

Tuberculosis.                       Microorganisms.

 

Cuba / by David K. Wright. (Enchantment of the world) New York: Children’s Press, 2009.

LCCN 2008008423           ISBN 9780531120965,  library binding, 38.00.

144 p. : ill. (chiefly col.), col. maps ; 25 cm.                              Grades 5-8

972.91  Rating: 5

Cuba

 

 

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Three Adult Fiction Series to Consider 2.26.2013

Centurion’s wife / Davis Bunn & Janette Oke. (Acts of faith ; 1) Minneapolis: Bethany House, 2009.

LCCN 2008041670           ISBN 9780764207426,  paperback, 14.99.

378 p. : map ; 22 cm.       Adult (HS)

The hidden flame / Davis Bunn and Janette Oke. (Acts of faith ; 2) Minneapolis: Bethany House, 2010.

LCCN 2009035938           ISBN 9780764208669,  paperback, 14.99.

394 p. : ill., map ; 24 cm. Adult (HS)

The Damascus way / Davis Bunn & Janette Oke. (Acts of faith ; 3) Minneapolis: Bethany House, 2011.

LCCN 2010037076           ISBN 9780764205583,  paperback, 14.99.

426 p. : map ; 22 cm.       Adult (HS)

Fic           Rating: 5

Bible. N.T. History of biblical events–Fiction.                           Historical fiction.

 

Beside still waters / Tricia Goyer. (Big sky novel : 1) Nashville: B&H, 2011.

LCCN 2011283050           ISBN 9781433668685,  paperback, 14.99.

xx, 300 p.  ; 22 cm.            Adult (HS)

Along wooded paths / Tricia Goyer. (Big sky novel : 2) Nashville: B&H, 2011.

LCCN 2011275297           ISBN 9781433668692,  paperback, 14.99.

xi, 306 p.  ; 22 cm.             Adult (HS)

Beyond hope’s valley / Tricia Goyer. (Big sky novel : 3) Nashville: B&H, 2012.

LCCN 2011278587           ISBN 9781433668708,  paperback, 14.99.

xii, 290 p.  ; 22 cm.            Adult (HS)

Fic           Rating: 5

Amish–Fiction.                   Montana–Fiction.

 

Thorn in my heart / Liz Curtis Higgs. (Lowlands of Scotland ; 1) Colorado Springs: Waterbrook Press, 2003.

LCCN 2002151804           ISBN 9781578565122,  paperback, 14.99.

486 p. : maps ; 21 cm.     Adult (HS)

Fair is the rose / Liz Curtis Higgs. (Lowlands of Scotland ; 2) Colorado Springs: Waterbrook Press, 2004.

LCCN 2003025341           ISBN 9781578561278,  paperback, 14.99.

464 p. : maps ; 21 cm.     Adult (HS)

Whence came a prince / Liz Curtis Higgs. (Lowlands of Scotland ; 3) Colorado Springs: Waterbrook Press, 2005.

LCCN 2004024539           ISBN 9781578561285,  paperback, 14.99.

551 p. : maps ; 21 cm.     Adult (HS)

Fic           Rating: 5

Scotland–History–18th century–Fiction.                 Triangles (Interpersonal relations)–Fiction.

 

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Engaging Fiction for High Schoolers 2.25.2013

The rose round / by Meriol Trevor. Warsaw, N.D.: Bethlehem Books, 1995.

LCCN 95078062 ISBN 9781883937096,  paperback, 11.95.

211 p. ; 22 cm.   Grades 6-11

Fic           Rating: 5

Christian life–Fiction.

 

Elske / Cynthia Voigt. New York: Simon Pulse, 2001.

LCCN 98050219 ISBN 9780689844447,  paperback, OP; 5.99.

256 p. ; 23 cm.   Grades 8-11

Kings, queens, rulers, etc.–Fiction.                             Fantasy.

Jackaroo / Cynthia Voigt. New York: Simon Pulse, 2003.

LCCN 85007954 ISBN 9780689864353,  paperback, OP; 5.99.

358 p. : map ; 18 cm.       Grades 8-11

Heroes–Fiction.                 Fantasy.

On fortune’s wheel / Cynthia Voigt. New York: Simon Pulse, 1999.

LCCN 98039010 ISBN 9780689829574,  paperback, OP; 5.50.

402 p. ; 18 cm.   Grades 8-11

Fic           Rating: 5

Adventure fiction.                             Fantasy.

 

The dark unwinding / Sharon Cameron. New York: Scholastic, 2012.

LCCN 2011044431           ISBN 9780545327862,  hardcover, 17.99.

318 p. ; 22 cm.   Grades 8-12

Fic           Rating: 5

Eccentrics and eccentricities–Fiction.                         Inventions–Fiction.

 

Private Peaceful / by Michael Morpurgo. New York: Scholastic, 2004.

LCCN 2003065347           ISBN 9780439636483,  hardcover, 16.95.

202 p. ; 22 cm.   Grades 7-10

Fic           Rating: 5

World War, 1914-1918–England–Fiction.                              Soldiers–Fiction.

 

Blue / Joyce Moyer Hostetter. Honesdale, Pa.: Boyds Mills/Calkins Creek, 2006.

LCCN 2005033570           ISBN 9781590783894,  hardcover, 16.95.

197 p. ; 22 cm.   Grades 8-12

Fic           Rating: 4

Poliomyelitis–Fiction.                      Race discrimination–Fiction.

Comfort / Joyce Moyer Hostetter. Honesdale, Pa.: Boyds Mills/Calkins Creek, 2009.

LCCN 2008043664           ISBN 9781590786062,  hardcover, 17.95.

306 p. ; 21 cm.   Grades 8-12

Fic           Rating: 4

Poliomyelitis–Fiction.                      Race discrimination–Fiction.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Newbery Award Fiction 2.21.2013

Young Fu of the Upper Yangtze / Elizabeth Foreman Lewis ; illustrations by William Low. New York: Henry Holt, 2007, 1932.

LCCN 2006049633           ISBN 9780805081138,  hardcover, 17.95.

xii, 302 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.     Grades 7-10

Fic           Rating: 5

China–Fiction                     City and town life–China–Juvenile fiction.

 

 

Adam of the Road / by Elizabeth Janet Gray ; illustrated by Robert Lawson. New York: Viking, 1970, 1942.

LCCN 42010681                 ISBN 9780670104352,  hardcover, 19.99.

317 p. : ill. : 24 cm.           Grades 5-8

Fic           Rating: *5

Middle ages–Fiction.                        Great Britain–History–Plantagenets, 1154-1399–Fiction.

 

 

Amos Fortune : free man / Elizabeth Yates ; illustrated by Nora S. Unwin. New York: Dutton Children’s Books, 1989, c1950.

LCCN 89030234                 ISBN 9780140341584,  paperback, 6.99.

181 p. : ill. ; 20 cm.           Grades 4-9

Fic           Rating: 5

African Americans–Biography.                     Slaves.

 

 

Call it courage / Armstrong Sperry ; illustrations by the author. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1968, c1940.

LCCN 40004229                 ISBN 9780027860306,  hardcover, 18.99.

95 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.              Grades 5-9

Fic           Rating: 5

Folklore–Indonesia.                         Survival–Folklore.

 

 

Caddie Woodlawn / Carol Ryrie Brink ; illustrated by Trina Schart Hyman. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1973, 1935.

LCCN 73000588                ISBN 9780027136708,  hardcover, 19.99.

x, 275 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.       Grades 3-6

Fic           Rating: 5

Frontier and pioneer life–Wisconsin–Fiction.                         Brothers and sisters–Fiction.

 

 

Blue willow / by Doris Gates ; illustrated by Paul Lantz. New York: Puffin Books, 1976, 1940.

ISBN 9780140309249,  paperback, 6.99.

172 p. : ill. ; 20 cm.           Grades 4-7

Fic           Rating: 5

Migrant labor–Fiction.                    California–Fiction.

 

 

 

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